Patchwork doc/generic.texi: Fix typo

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Submitter Gerald Pfeifer
Date Aug. 31, 2014, 8:49 p.m.
Message ID <alpine.LSU.2.11.1408312128050.5181@tuna.site>
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Gerald Pfeifer - Aug. 31, 2014, 8:49 p.m.
On Fri, 29 Aug 2014, Mike Stump wrote:
> These errors are on purpose.
> 
>> -There are many places in which this document is incomplet and incorrekt.
>> +There are many places in which this document is incomplete or incorrect.

Since this now came up for the second time this year, I went ahead
and applied the patch below.

Gerald


2014-08-31  Gerald Pfeifer  <gerald@pfeifer.com>

	* doc/generic.texi (Deficiencies): Add note on exemplary mistakes.
Robert Dewar - Aug. 31, 2014, 10:11 p.m.
On 8/31/2014 4:49 PM, Gerald Pfeifer wrote:
> On Fri, 29 Aug 2014, Mike Stump wrote:
>> These errors are on purpose.

Surprising that someone would not get this obvious clever joke.
>>
>>> -There are many places in which this document is incomplet and incorrekt.
>>> +There are many places in which this document is incomplete or incorrect.
>
> Since this now came up for the second time this year, I went ahead
> and applied the patch below.

Seems a shame that anyone should need an explanation, but oh well :-)

P.S. my favorite instance of this kind of documentation is an early
IBM Fortran manual, which says that you should put exactly the character
you want to see come out on the printer [in some context], "e.g. an I 
for an I and a 2 for a 2." :-)
Honggyu Kim - Sept. 1, 2014, 12:37 a.m.
On 9/1/2014 7:11 AM, Robert Dewar wrote:

> Seems a shame that anyone should need an explanation, but oh well :-)
Sorry about that. I should have thought about it twice :)

> P.S. my favorite instance of this kind of documentation is an early IBM
> Fortran manual, which says that you should put exactly the character you
> want to see come out on the printer [in some context], "e.g. an I for an I
> and a 2 for a 2." :-)
Maybe I should learn something for that document :)

Thanks,
 
Honggyu
Honggyu Kim - Sept. 1, 2014, 12:40 a.m.
On 9/1/2014 5:50 AM, Gerald Pfeifer wrote:

> Since this now came up for the second time this year, I went ahead and
> applied the patch below.
Thanks for the comment :)

Honggyu

Patch

Index: doc/generic.texi
===================================================================
--- doc/generic.texi	(revision 214765)
+++ doc/generic.texi	(working copy)
@@ -53,6 +53,7 @@ 
 @node Deficiencies
 @section Deficiencies
 
+@c The spelling of "incomplet" and "incorrekt" below is intentional.
 There are many places in which this document is incomplet and incorrekt.
 It is, as of yet, only @emph{preliminary} documentation.